Is Android N version 7.0?

Is Android N version 7.0?
There was a lot of info released today about Android N, including all of the new features, the improvements to existing features like Doze, and of course there was also an update to the Android N beta release that looks to be far more stable. But, Google loves its little Easter eggs, even if they are "hidden" in the same place every time.

Google has a history of setting the system clock to the version number for screenshots. We've seen it happen with the last handful of Android OS updates. And, whether it means anything or not, all of the screenshots shown during the Google I/O keynote today showed 7:00 as the time. If that follows suit, it would mean Android N is version 7.0. 

It would also make sense generally that Android N would be version 7.0, because Google tends to use full version number jumps for bigger updates and split-screen and Google Assistant seem like solid updates. 

Of course, the screenshots on the Android Developer site for Android N mostly show the time at 12:00, so it might not mean anything. We'll have to wait and see. 


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2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It better be 7, cause I don't want another version to have a decimal point between 2 numbers...just like it happened with Kitkat.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What difference does the number make?

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just to make dev life slightly easier, lol KitKat use version number 4.4 - 4.4.4 while Lollipop use 5.0 - 5.1.1 and Marshmallow use 6.0 - 6.0.1 first number for android version, second number for major update for that android version, 3rd number for minor update after the following major update

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Are we forgetting jelly bean and ice cream sanwich? Google used to distinguish between Android version a d major updates, but now, they just don't bother anymore, every new name counts as a major update, so they now just change first and last number.

3. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

100% this means it'll be 7.0 No chance it was just coincidence.

10. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I think yearly dot updates are now behind us, it appears as though Google is just going to do what Apple does; release a full number version every year and have dot updates in between. Makes much more sense and doesn't confuse people.

13. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

next year 8.0 Oreo haha

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